Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Suisun Approves Wal-Mart

Suisun Approves Wal-Mart
By Reporter Staff
Article Launched: 02/13/2008

In a unanimous decision, the Suisun City Council voted late last night to approve a Wal-Mart Supercenter for the city.

the proposal for the store to be located on a 20.8-acre parcel near Highway 12 and Alters Road includes 230,000 square feet of commercial space including a 215,000-square-foot supercenter building plus a fuel station and mini-mart and an 8,000-square-foot sit-down restaurant or commercial use site and parking.

The decision came after a lengthy meeting that stretched into the wee hours.

City Public Information Officer Scott Corey said the council demanded and Wal-Mart agreed to a number of conditions to win the council's approval.

Among those conditions was an agreement to build an enhanced sound wall to separate the project from homes on the north side of nearby Petersen Road. Wal-Mart officials agreed to extend the wall an additional 300 feet and will pay for a study on extending it even further.

Wal-Mart also agreed to conditions designed to ease fears about the future of the site. If the store closes and goes dark for 36 months, Wal-Mart agreed it would demolish the building or give the city payment for demolishing it.

"That agreement is designed to ease fears about future blight," Corey said, adding that the firm believes the store site will flourish economically.
For more details, see Thurday's print edition of The Reporter.

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